Search for European professional craftsmen and restorers of cultural heritage
Mad’in Europe makes professional know how in Conservation-Restoration and Craftsmanship closer.
These professios are reflecting the richness and diversity of European culture. They are the link between our cultural heritage of yesterday and that of tomorrow. Mad’in Europe relies on digital innovation to support European knowhow by connecting craftsmen and qualified restorers to people, by creating awareness about the value of their professions and by encouraging the transmission of know how to future generations.
” … Traditional craftsmanship is perhaps the most tangible manifestation of intangible cultural heritage. However, the 2003 Convention is mainly concerned with the skills and knowledge involved in craftsmanship rather than the craft products themselves. Rather than focusing on preserving craft objects, safeguarding attempts should instead concentrate on encouraging artisans to continue to produce craft and to pass their skills and knowledge onto others, particularly within their own communities…. ”
From the text of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Intangible Cultural Heritage – UNESCO
Heritage Houses for Europe. Exchange & Innovate
Heritage Houses for Europe is the first Pan-European Study on family-owned heritage houses. It is assessing their added value for Europe as well as identifying innovative business models. ….
Family-owned heritage houses support both cultural education and the development of specialised skills. 40%1 hosts school visits while more than 1 in 5 organizes educational events or collaborates with research institutes, schools or professional arts- and craftsmen. …
The study also revealed disappearing arts/crafts skills as an important threat. We recommend:
- stimulating the development at EU-level of arts-crafts skills among European youth through (a) the further promotion of the European Solidarity Corps as a platform where young volunteers can be mobilised for the benefit of family-owned heritage houses and (b) funds within Erasmus+ and Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs (and their follow-up programmes) for exchanges/collaborations in the field of heritage, arts and crafts.
- supporting knowledge exchange, capacity building, as well as pooling of resources among craftsmen in Europe.
This is a Preparatory Action of the European Parliament implemented by the European Commission. This project has been granted in July 2018 to the consortium European Landowners’ Organisation, the European Historic Houses Association and IDEA Consult.
MANIFESTO TOWARDS A EUROPEAN STRATEGY FOR CRAFT – Mad’in Europe signed the “World Crafts Council Manifesto”, a six-point action plan to ensure the survival and development of craft for future generations. read more
OPEN LETTER : Europa Nostra’s president Plácido Domingo writes an open Letter to EU leaders on the vital role of our shared cultural heritage within the EU Strategic Orientations for 2019-2024
Following a successful European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, Europa Nostra and its President call upon them to explicitly mention Europe’s shared cultural heritage in all pillars of EU’s future strategy.
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“Typography is the use of art to advocate, communicate, celebrate, educate, elaborate, illuminate and disseminate. Along the way, the words and pages become art.” – James Felici, The Complete Manual of Typography by Giorgia Pizzato …